Rapper Willie Bo shot 25 times in his car by 6 police after falling asleep in Taco Bell drive-thru

I disagree entirely with this.

If it were a white guy he would have had his Taco Bell paid for by the police. Escorted home and tucked into bed. And then given free lifetime supply of tacos for his hard work and the inconvenience of having been woken up when he was so exhausted.

/s

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Hey, don’t feel bad. Cops in New York shot another cop to death through the same ridiculous lack of fire discipline. They would have shot him 42 times if their aim wasn’t so bad. Again, the key words here are “fire discipline” the military has it. Cops do not. And this shit is going to keep happening until they are properly trained in the use of their weapons. Ridiculous.

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I’m fairly certain that racism has a good deal to do with this shooting.

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Word; mere ‘better training’ won’t fix the larger problem at hand.

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Feel bad? The NRA couldn’t even spare a single thought or a prayer from their warehouse of thoughts and prayers, for the family of someone killed for openly carrying.

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List of Things That Frighten Police (updated 2/20/19)

Blinking LEDs
Photography & Video Cameras
Black/Brown Adults and Children
Direct Eye Contact
Breasts
Lyft
Peaceful protests
Halloween
Lesbians
Imaginary Black/Brown People
Puppies
Turtles
Rap Battles
Free Speech
Mail Carriers
Motorcyclists
Disabled People
Drawings of Penises
Two-Dollar Bills
Milk
Pregnant Women
Nurses
Journalists
Balloons
Students
Yarn
Police
Sleeping People

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Hateful? Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever been called that. I clearly failed at trying to convey my point, because hatefulness is the polar opposite of it. All apologies.

It’s carried over from another conversation in which I was taking about the seeming fetishization of violence in the hip hop community by a) reporting every time a rapper is involved in a violent encounter no matter how unknown they are and b) the compulsion to include to qualifier “rapper” whether it’s cogent to the event reported or not. Anyway, I clearly botched the delivery and apologize to anyone offended by my lack of clarity. My intent was the opposite of how it was received. The reason it was in this thread is that there were two clear examples to cite.

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One of these 3 occupations has very different implications to the bootlickers.

Of course. My point is that such recklessness clearly invalidates the bs “I feared for my life defense”, which is already invalid as showing restraint while in life threatening situations is what they signed up for.

Maybe the police need a committee

…or any of the countless other examples I could post.

The unpunished murder of non-white people is a routine feature of both police and military in America.

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Evidently all 6 cops were not rap fans.
How does one do this. OK boys, on the count of 3…
Sounds like an excuse for target practice on the live firing range …I mean street.

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Dogs,
losing their right to confiscate/steal

I think I see your problem.

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Ah yes — that’d be somewhere like here, in New Zealand, where our police just shot their first bad guy of the year. Seems the victim had smoked a considerable quantity of methamphetamine, assaulted his family, grabbed his rifle, drove to the nearest bank which he attempted to rob, and was advancing on a small group of cops when he was fatally injured. Normally NZ police try to act with more restraint, but this guy may have been pushing his luck a bit far.

Naturally we’re all somewhat shocked; sometimes years go by without our cops shooting anybody. Weird how American cops have this tendency to fire dozens of rounds, usually at black people, with little provocation.

Could it be there’s something wrong with your gun laws, or police training, or racial attitudes, or some combination of the above?

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If New Zealand cops killed people at the rate that American cops do your cops would be killing 16 people a year, more than one a month. If you compared that rate of killing to New Zealand’s homicide rate, cops would be killing about half the number of people that everyone else combined was.

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Yeah, but he was a napping rapper with a gun on his lap… /s

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Or even if he had shot at them, as it turns out:

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